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More information Lifetime calculation, configuration and more information 807 806 Design parameters | Electrical round cables Design parameters | Pneumatic hoses Designing with igus ® Designing with igus ® Installation and strain relief of round electrical cables 1. The cables must be laid straight, without twisting. Cables must not be uncoiled from the top of the spool. igus ® Chainflex ® cables are immediately ready for placement directly into the E-Chain ® . They need not be disconnected or laid out before installation. 2. The cables must be laid so that each individual cable can move freely from side to side. 3. The cables must be able to move freely along the radius. This must be double- checked if the upper run operates at the cable's maximum bend radius. 4. The division of the E-Chains ® interior using igus ® interior separators or shelves is necessary if several cables and/or hoses with varying diameters are laid out. It is important to prevent cables and hoses from tangling. 5. For cables and hoses with different jacket materials, it is important to prevent them from "sticking" to one another. If necessary, they should be separated. igus ® Chainflex ® cables can be combined with all others. 6. Round electrical cables must be secured with strain relief at both ends. In exceptional cases, the cables may be fixed with strain relief at the moving end of the E-Chain ® only. A gap of 10-30 x cable diameter between the end of the bend segment and the fixed point is recommended for most cables. Chainflex ® cables can, on the other hand, be secured directly to the mounting bracket with strain relief (this has been confirmed with testing). We will be pleased to provide you with recommendations for complete E-ChainSystems: „ReadyChain ® : chain-cable harnessing". ReadyChain ® from page 758 Pneumatic hoses In principle, the same rules apply for pneumatic hoses as for round cables. In practice, it has been demonstrated that pneumatic hoses are less susceptible to wear. After consultation, they can be laid together more closely than the "10% all-around clearance" rule. A double- sided strain relief is required under these conditions. For pneumatic hoses made of rubber, we recommend strictly following the "10% clearance" rule because they tend to adhere to each other and to other cables and hoses. Fully pre-assembled E-Chainsystem ® with several pneumatic and hydraulic hoses The igus ® product range also offers thermo polymer pneumatic hoses called "Chainflex ® CFAir and CFCleanAir" page 412 correct wrong wrong The cables must be able to move freely along the radius Chainflex ® cables can be strain-relieved directly at the mounting bracket. Corkscrewing: an effect of improper cable and hose placement in an E-Chain ®

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